Ligue 1 side bid for reported Leeds United and Wolves target Aleksandar Prijovic

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers were reportedly competing to lure Aleksandar Prijovic to the Championship but now there is interest from France.

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade.

Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers will both have to move quickly if they want to sign Aleksandar Prijovic this month.

Goal Cyprus claimed that Leeds were interested in PAOK’s impressive centre-forward at the start of this month and reports in Poland, via SuperExpress, claimed that Championship rivals Wolves were keen to hijack their approach.

It is understood that Greek side PAOK would demand around £4 million for Prijovic; not bad value for a player who has scored eight goals in 14 appearances in all competitions this season.

Aleksandar Prijovic (R) of Serbia scores a goal against goalkeeper Giorgi Makaridze of Georgia during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on...

But there is now a new suitor in town. According to L’Equipe, Ligue 1 side Rennes have made signing the Serb their priority during the January window. It is understood that they had a bid of around £2.6 million rejected on Wednesday but are expected to make an improved offer by the end of the week.

While Wolves are running away with the Championship title and look set to be a Premier League team sooner rather than later, reports of interest from France’s top tier could cast doubt on Leeds’ hopes of luring Prijovic to Elland Road.

Though, the Express and Star has suggested that Leeds could be Prijovic’s most likely destination in England as Wolves are unlikely to spend money on another striker if new signing Rafa Mir makes a good impression in his first month at Molineux.

Rafa Mir of Wolverhampton Wanderers  and Tom Carroll of Swansea City in action during the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swansea City at Molineux...

But with an opening bid on the table from Rennes, now is the time for Leeds to make their move if they really want to sign Prijovic.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch